Why “A Christmas Horror Story” is the Perfect Piece of Holiday Horror

There’s a myriad of great Christmas horror films out there that range from killer Santas, to Krampus, to scary ghost stories (as the song suggests), to the stress and anxiety associated with the holiday season. Most of these movies deal with one or two of these subjects, but there’s one that manages to capture the full gamut of the Christmas horror spirit.  In the same … Continue reading Why “A Christmas Horror Story” is the Perfect Piece of Holiday Horror

Top 10 Killer Santas from Movies and TV

Known for his jolly laugh, love for milk and cookies, and penchant for making more deliveries in one night that is humanly possible, Santa Claus remains one of the most iconic and enduring symbols and figures of Christmas itself. He brings joy to millions of people, and for some odd reason also helps advertise for Coca-Cola.  As loving and jolly as he can be however, … Continue reading Top 10 Killer Santas from Movies and TV

Creepshow Holiday Special – Review

The spirit of Creepmas is alive and well over at Shudder.  While Season 2 has been delayed, horror fans were graced with an animated special in October, and now for December, our gift is the Creepshow Holiday Special! The 45 minute long single story is based on a J.A. Konrath short story, and written and directed by showrunner Greg Nicotero.  It’s a bizarrely fun Christmas … Continue reading Creepshow Holiday Special – Review

Anna and the Apocalypse: The Bizarrely Awesome Christmas Gem

Second only to Halloween, Christmas a holiday that fits perfectly with horror (more on that here).  Between Black Christmas, Gremlins, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and many others, there’s no shortage of yuletide terror to keep horror fans satisfied during the Christmas season. However none are quite as unique as 2017’s Anna and the Apocalypse.  What started as a sleeper indie hit in the UK, has … Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse: The Bizarrely Awesome Christmas Gem

How “Hubie Halloween” Became the Perfect Comfort Food Movie of 2020

If you haven’t been able to scroll through social media in the last week without seeing some sort of post about Hubie Halloween, you’re not alone.  Adam Sandler’s latest “Netflix Blockbuster” was just released on their platform on October 7th, and it’s quickly making its rounds. While Netflix doesn’t typically release their ratings information, just from the social media trends alone, it’s quite clear that … Continue reading How “Hubie Halloween” Became the Perfect Comfort Food Movie of 2020

“The Lodge” – Movie Review

In the long tradition of “snowed in” horror films (The Shining, The Thing, Misery, etc.), there’s always a compelling sense of isolation that adds to the suspense.  And while The Lodge is nowhere near as iconic as the aforementioned films, it’s a quiet little thriller that’s worthy of recognition. (Minor Spoilers About the First 5 Minutes of the Movie) Off to a Traumatic Start The … Continue reading “The Lodge” – Movie Review

Into the Dark: “My Valentine” Review

Another month, another holiday, another installments of Hulu’s horror anthology Into the Dark! “My Valentine” doesn’t deal with Valentine’s Day directly, but it analyzes a common issue among relationships and runs with it to a horrifying extreme, all while jamming in the meantime. Not Your Typical Concert The film opens with a performance by Valentine (Britt Baron) at a local club. All seems to be … Continue reading Into the Dark: “My Valentine” Review

Into the Dark: “Midnight Kiss” Review

With the myriad of Christmas themed horror films, New Year’s Eve so often gets overlooked.  Hulu’s holiday horror anthology, Into the Dark remedied this in 2018 with “New Year, New You”, and now they’ve done so again with “Midnight Kiss”.  While this New Year slasher does a lot for representation in the genre, ultimately it falls short in the horror department.  So let’s take a … Continue reading Into the Dark: “Midnight Kiss” Review

45 Merry Facts About “Black Christmas”

Argued by many to be the first true slasher, agreed by all to be a horror and Christmas classic, Black Christmas has certainly made its mark in the cinematic landscape.  It may have been remade twice, but there’s no topping the iconic original (we even an official showdown here). So as we celebrate this horror classic turning 45 years old, let’s bask in the yuletide … Continue reading 45 Merry Facts About “Black Christmas”

Why Christmas and Horror Go Hand-in-Hand

There seems to be a slasher film for just about every holiday out there.  Between Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day, Uncle Sam for the 4th of July, and April Fool’s Day/Mother’s Day for their titular holidays, horror fans can find maybe one or two films for any time of year. But when it comes to Christmas, suddenly that number skyrockets.  Halloween seems to get the … Continue reading Why Christmas and Horror Go Hand-in-Hand